Sun & Sand Beach Card

Happy summer, y’all!  Shellye here with a sunny card that displays actual sand from a recent trip to the beach…such a fun way to send a message back to those at home!

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And since we’re using a shaker pocket for the front, you could also add small shells, sequins, etc.

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I started with one of the square journal cards from the Honey I’m Home-“Real Life” patterned paper, a 4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve and the Fuse Tool and Ruler.  The tool was plugged in and allowed to heat.

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The journal card was placed inside of the sleeve and a small amount of sand was poured on top.  Using the rotary style tip and ruler as a guide, the opening of the sleeve was sealed shut.  Just make sure to use an even amount of pressure as you’re guiding the tool over the plastic.

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For the front of the card  a 2.5” circle was die-cut from the Honey I’m Home- “Homemade” patterned paper.  It was attached over the sentiment on the journal card with foam adhesive tape.  The wood veneer ampersand was glued to the center of the circle.

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Twilight Foam Thicker Letters were used to spell out “sun” and “sand”.  Hand-cut hearts from the Honey I’m Home- “Love & Laugh” patterned paper was added alongside the ampersand and then embellished with a small gold sequin and bow made from the Ruler Studio’s Natural String.

The finished card size is 5.75” X5.75” so it will fit perfectly inside of a 6X6 envelope!


Honey I’m Home- 660235- Homemade paper; 660238 Family Ties paper; 660239 Lights Out Paper; 660949 Love & Laugh paper; 660951 Real Life Paper; 660962 Wood Veneers
Fuse Tool and Ruler
4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve
Ruler Studio- 660937 Natural String
American Crafts- Twilight Foam Thicker Letters

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